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Principles of Banking

POB-11thEd-CVR thumb.jpgPrinciples of Banking, in its 11th edition, is intended to give those who are new to banking a general understanding of the industry. Recognized as the most comprehensive introduction to the banking industry for over 40 years, it introduces fundamental banking concepts and principles, the basics of how banks operate as service providers and businesses, their obligation to operate in a safe and sound manner and manage risks, and the responsibilities of bank employees in a customer-focused financial services environment.

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The content in Principles of Banking has direct applicability to a broad range of banking positions - from a Customer Service Representative to a Consumer Lending Manager.


 Available Course Formats

Facilitated Online Courses - The content covered in the Principles of Banking textbook is now available in 3 new online courses:

Classroom through Local ABA Training Providers

For more information about this product, please contact ABA Member Services.


 Textbook Pricing


TEXT - Printed
Catalog #3010759
$135 List / $95 ABA Members

TEXT - eBook*
Catalog #3011095
$135 List / $95 ABA Members

PDF files on a CD
Catalog # 3010760
$75 List / $55 ABA Members

*For eBook option, you will receive an email (from within 24 hours with access instructions. Adobe Digital Editions is required software. Before purchasing the eBook, please be sure to verify that your company’s firewall will not prevent you from accessing the eBook. The eBook is not shareable. View supported eBook devices.​​​